Statement by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau on Ramadan

June 18, 2015

TORONTO – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“On the first day of Ramadan, Muslims in Canada and around the world will begin their month-long journey of fasting, prayer, and spiritual reflection. It is an occasion characterized by empathy, discipline, compassion, and charity.

“During this blessed month, we are reminded of the many ways our vibrant Muslim community helps to enrich our national fabric each and every day. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on how very fortunate we are to live in a nation where people from every imaginable faith, culture, and country, who speak every language, live, work, build, and thrive together.

“I look forward to joining Muslim communities across Canada in the weeks to come in observance of this holy month. On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, Sophie and I wish all those observing Ramadan much peace and happiness. Ramadan Mubarak!